In this site-specific work titled, “The Island of Dr. Mastrovito,” multimedia used text books to create a surreal jungle of plants and animals exploding out of the corner of a bright room. The title references H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau where a mad scientist gives animals human traits—here Mastrovito, herself acts as the scientist, “trying to instill a new life into that which was once alive in a different way (books from paper, paper from wood, and wood from trees).”
California natives Courtney Rose Poole and her husband Laren Fitzgerald Poole moved to Kampala, Uganda in the fall of 2012. Courtney found inspiration in her new community from the talented artisans who had lived and worked there for generations. From woodworkers to weavers, the men and women Courtney met were both passionate and talented.
April Fools is one of our favorite informal holidays. Since the medieval days, people have been playing pranks on one another on April 1st.
Today, we celebrate some of our favorites:
1. Netflix Suggestions…
Netflix did us a solid by showcasing programs based on crossing arms, reality TV stars with “no concept of reality”and more.
Suvir Mirchandani is a 14-year old middle school student from Pittsburgh, PA. Like many 6th graders, Suvir noticed that he was receiving a lot more hand outs than he did in elementary school—but rather than continue to add to the growing stack of papers in his binders and folders, Suvir wanted to find a way to cut back.
(Collected by Cammy)
1. Yes, this building looks like a very white overgrown bush and we totally want to live here. Featuring up to three (!) balconies per apartment, the idea behind the building is to bring urban settings closer to nature. Everything is designed to run on local renewable energy and seamlessly engage with the environment around the building.
While March Madness is grabbing all the headlines, this heartfelt story illuminates what really matters…